Kennewick man, 65, dies at hospital after rollover crash Monday

UPDATE: The Washington State Patrol confirmed that Kenneth Bloom, 65, of Kennewick, died at the hospital after being involved in a serious-injury crash on Monday.

Investigators say Bloom was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash on State Route 240.

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UPDATE: A 65-year-old Kennewick resident was seriously injured in a car accident off S.R. 240 near Edison St on Monday afternoon.

According to a press memo from the Washington State Patrol, the man was headed westbound on the highway around 12:30 p.m. on November 1, 2021. His vehicle left the roadway, rolled several times and came to a rest in the park.

Authorities say the victim, who wore his seatbelt and wasn’t intoxicated, was rushed to Trios Health to be evaluated and treated for his injuries. No further details regarding his condition have been revealed, and the cause of this crash is still being investigated.

The following Traffic Alert has been left unaltered. Please be advised that we have withheld the victim’s name out of respect for him and his family.


KENNEWICK, Wash. — State Troopers are warning Tri-Cities commuters of a serious accident that will slow traffic in the westbound lane of S.R. 240 on Monday afternoon.

According to a social media post from WSP Trooper Chris Thorson, State Patrol is at the scene of a serious one-car accident on S.R. 240 near the Edison Street exit in Kennewick.

This accident is severely delaying all westbound traffic on S.R. 240 headed toward Richland on Monday afternoon. Trooper Thorson posted his alert at 1:12 p.m., meaning WSP presence will be at the scene of the accident heading into the late afternoon. There is no indication of how long traffic will be backed up, but it may impact afternoon commutes as Tri-Citians finish their workdays.

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Trooper Thorson says that this is a single-vehicle accident that is considered serious in nature. Early indications are that a car left the highway near the Edison Street exit and rolled into Columbia Park.

No further details on the victim’s condition have been revealed. Authorities have not announced whether there was more than one person in the vehicle at the time of the accident.

This is a breaking news story. An update and/or follow-up will be issued once further details are announced.

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